Villa Chigi Chianti DOCG

£12.50

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Style

Balanced, Fresh, Lightly fruity, Soft

Grape

Sangiovese

Producer

Poggio Bonelli

Origin

Italy, Tuscany

Designation

DOCG

ABV

14%

Vintage

2020

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Vegan

“Round and fruity with nice cherry and berry character. Medium body and good balance of acidity and light tannin.” JAMES SUCKLING – 90 POINTS

Bright ruby red with appealing purple hues.

Soft and well-balanced on the palate  with recurring fruity undertones.

Geranium, pepper and cherry feature on the nose, with some slightly vinous notes.

 

GROWING LOCATION:  Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena).

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARDS:  Hillside vineyard facing south (280 meters above sea level) in Chianti.

WINE-MAKING PROCESS:  Traditional, in stainless steel vats for 10 days at a controlled temperature (26°C). Brief period of maceration on skins at the end of the fermentation process (5/6 days).

AGEING:  After harvest, this wine is refined in cement vats for the whole winter before the vinification process, and it is then bottled the following spring.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5 % vol.

RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS:  Excellent with all types of cold meats, pasta dishes and meat.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:  16°C.

Poggio Bonelli

A property that was sought after by some of the most important Sienese families, Poggio Bonelli has belonged to numerous different families throughout the centuries. It was first owned by the Spennali family during the Middle Ages, and passed into the hands of the Piccolomini family in the second half of the 16th century. In the following century, probably for dynastic reasons, it became the property of the Landucci family; and at the beginning of the 21st century it came to belong to the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, the most ancient Italian bank in the territory of Siena.

Today the wine estate is owned by the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, which acts as shareholder, while the management is carried out by a team of professionals with long-standing experience in wine-making. The end result is a human, dynamic, and solid business.

Among the warm, typically Mediterranean Chianti hills and Crete Senesi plains, Castelnuovo Berardenga, site of the Poggio Bonelli Estate, is a place that guarantees its vines excellent breezes and the circulation of air that limits the risk of water stagnation and humidity. Here, the soil is very particular, so particular that it justifies the enormous heterogeneity of expression of grapes of the same variety on relatively close estates: a land of “transition’ between clayey, sandy soils (sea bottoms that rose to the surface during the Pliocene age) and non-typical Chianti ones (originated with the breakdown of rock).

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A fresh fruity Chianti.  Soft and well-balanced on the palate  with recurring fruity undertones. Geranium, pepper and cherry feature on the nose, with some slightly vinous notes